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June 16, 2016 AT 9:40 am

New Project! Feather Weather IoT Lamp #ESP8266 #3DPrinting

So a few months back we made a BLE Feather Lamp using an Adafruit Feather 32u4 BLE, a 24x NeoPixel ring and a 3D printed case to make a simple desktop lamp – It’s a pretty neat desk ornament but, it really doesn’t do much.

Limor “Ladyada” thought it’d be really cool if it actually displayed something useful- Like, how about showing the weather? With color!

Weather Reactive Pixels

This project uses an Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi and NeoPixels to make an IoT weather device.

The Arduino sketch pulls weather forecast data from the Yahoo Weather API and displays animations on NeoPixel LEDs.

Phil Burgess wrote some great NeoPixel animation code for each weather condition. There’s quite a few of them and they change depending on wether it’s day or night. Ladyada tied them together and wrote the arduino sketch for the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266.

If you’re interested in the code, it’s up on github. I put together a guide for this project if you’re interested in building one. Although, the 3D printed case makes it look and feel like a polished product, it’s totally optional.

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